Even though acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., it’s most associated with teens and young adults. This makes it a little uncomfortable when breakouts start happening as an adult.
While many of the same treatments that work on younger acne sufferers can help adults, the potential for CBD products to reduce breakouts is definitely worth exploring.
Adult acne is a real thing
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, acne can happen at any stage of life. This includes hitting adults as they age into their 30’s and 40’s. Women experience it more often than men, and it’s unfortunately on the rise.
Almost all adult acne happens because of inflammation and clogged pores. The fluctuating hormones adults experience as they age doesn’t help either, and can cause hormonal acne to appear. It manifests itself in the same way that teenage acne does, with pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and more. It’s also not limited to just your face.
Adult acne treatments
There are so many different treatments for acne that it almost becomes a trial and error situation. Do you want something topical or a medication? Do you want a cream or a face wash? Do you want to make something at home or buy a proven product?
It’s not always easy to decide what’s going to work best for you; what’s going to clear up your acne without irritating your skin, so it’s best to start with products that have some kind of science behind them that demonstrates their potential effectiveness.
How hemp handles acne
First, hemp has been shown in various studies to reduce inflammation. This is thanks, in part, to gamma-linolenic acid, one of the omega-6 fatty acids found in hemp. Since adult acne is primarily caused by inflammation, this link could make an impact. You’d have to try it to see since every consumer’s experience is different.
Topical CBD products may also prove to have anti-itch properties, which won’t make acne go away, but will keep you from scratching it and making it look worse.
Hemp oil can help moisturize skin without clogging pores as well. If you’re someone who suffers from both acne and dry skin, a product like this may solve one issue without making the other worse. Even better, it may reduce the overactive oil production going on in your pores.
Topical products with hemp
Since there’s a possibility hemp products can address adult acne in three powerful ways, you may want to try a topical product with hemp. If so, there are a few things to watch out for to ensure you buy a product that’s right for you.
- Check all the ingredients before you buy. You may be fine with hemp, but allergic to something else in the cream.
- Consult your doctor. While hemp-derived topical products are available over-the-counter, your doctor might have insight into which product to use, and how to use it best for your skin condition.
- Only buy reliable products. Hemp products are still not regulated by the FDA which means the amount of cannabinoids in any given item can vary dramatically. Finding a reliable, transparent brand that shares all the ingredient information with you, is the best way to go.
Hemp and other skin condition
While it does look promising that hemp could play a role in addressing adult acne, the plant also has potential with a variety of other skin conditions, including:
- Atopic demerits
- And more
Each of these conditions, though they manifest differently, link back to inflammation. There’s a possibility hemp can really help.
Where to find topical CBD
At Arbor Vita8, we don’t sell any products that we wouldn’t use at home, and this includes our full-spectrum CBD balm. This topical can go on all over the body to potentially ease inflammation from any number of issues, from acne to muscle pain. Visit our online store today to give it a try and scope out the other high-quality hemp-derived products we have available.